Chelmsford City Council

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge we apply to new developments, to help to fund improvements to infrastructure.

We will still use S106 agreements, but only for site specific requirements and to secure affordable housing.

You can look at the Planning Portal for  information about CIL, and to download the CIL forms.

  1. Check if CIL applies
  2. Paying your CIL charge
  3. How we spend CIL


3. How we spend CIL

Our Regulation 123 List shows the infrastructure we are planning to fund using CIL. 

This includes using CIL to fund:

  • highways and transportation
  • education

  • recreation and leisure

  • health and well being

  • flood protection

  • public realm and environment

Our Allocating and Spending CIL report shows how we decide to spend CIL.

Our annual monitoring reports show how we spent CIL in:

If development takes place within a parish, we will give 15% of CIL funding to the parish or town council.

The government has capped the amount of CIL money a parish or town council can receive in a year. This is known as the Neighbourhood Cap and is based on the number of homes in that area. 

In some cases, a parish or town council could be due more money than the cap allows. If this happens, we invite parish councils and neighbourhood groups near the development that generated the CIL to propose how it is spent. You can download our Neighbourhood Cap report, which sets out this process in detail.

Our Non Parished Areas report shows how CIL is spent in areas which are not parished.

Unparished areas in Chelmsford are:

  • Goat Hall

  • Marconi

  • Moulsham and Central

  • Moulsham Lodge

  • Patching Hall

  • St Andrews

  • The Lawns

  • Trinity

  • Waterhouse Farm

Councillors for the unparished areas have developed Neighbourhood Fund Lists which set out the priorities for development in the local area. Annually, the councillors will review this list and make decisions on which projects to try to secure funding for.

If you feel your project is eligible for funding and should be on the Neighbourhood Fund List, you can contact the councillor for your ward.

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